Strength training is an excellent strategy for weight loss and improving body composition. Here’s how it works and some tips for incorporating it into your routine: Increased Muscle Mass: When you engage in strength training, you build muscle mass. Muscle tissue is metabolically active, meaning it burns more calories at rest compared to fat tissue. […]
Family dynamics will have a large influence on your eating habits throughout the course of your life. The problem is that not everyone comes from a particularly healthy family. Moms and Dads have their own struggles with eating behaviors that they too often pass down to their kids—something you may be familiar with if you are a parent now, yourself.
The Optifast weight loss program is inherently different from other weight loss programs. To start, it isn’t set up around unrealistic expectations. When you start an OPTIFAST program, you know what you are walking into. There is research and the program is science-based, which can help you create realistic expectations that will help you move […]
As you embark on your Optifast Diet you’ll become familiar with the powder shake mixes. These mixes are a bit different from the ready-to-drink items you might stow away in your fridge for a late morning. They come in simple flavors, including vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, and once you learn the ropes of the Optifast […]
At the onset of your OPITFAST weight loss program you and your weight loss doctor will make a realistic goal that you can work towards. As you are introduced to the OPTIFAST program you will have a plan in place as to how you can reach those goals.
After several weeks following the Optifast weight loss program, the transition period begins. The transition phase is designed to slowly reintroduce traditional foods to your diet so that you can explore healthy ways of eating while still using the Optifast products to help you maintain control over what you eat. Some people find the transition […]
There is an old saying that confidence is something people are born with. This just isn’t true. Self-confidence is something that has to be nurtured and cared for. It stems out of underlying appreciation for yourself, and the acknowledgement that you deserve positive things to happen in your life.
There are a collection of poor eating habits commonly engaged in that will often lead to weight gain. These habits are generally mindless, meaning they are frequently done without much thought. Constant snacking, serving oversized portions and downing high-calorie beverages instead of water can add several hundred extra calories to your diet every day, and if you aren’t careful these goal-thwarting behaviors can seriously undermine your weight loss progress.
Summer is here, schools are gearing up to let out and for many people that means barbeque season is in full swing. The Optifast Weight Loss Programs are great in the warm weather. You can mix your Optifast shakes with ice in a blender to create a flavorful smoothie that is cool, refreshing and satiating. Or […]
Smartphones have created many convenient ways to automate our lives and keep track of information. In recent years, people are leveraging their cell phone to help them lose weight. Here are a few food tracking apps that can help you stay on track with your diet: MyFitnessPal One of the most popular food tracking apps […]